The European Summer Program (Session 2) is a four-week academic course for students who want to discover France and Europe.

Located in Lille, in the north of France, the program welcomes students (and instructors) from around the world to the Université Catholique de Lille, in the heart of Europe. Four programs are available for students to study a variety of modules. 

Fields of study

  • Anthropology
  • International relations
  • Film, TV & Media
  • Art history
  • French language
  • Sustainability
  • Human resources
  • Communication
  • Marketing
  • Environmental engineering
  • Health sciences
  • Political science
  • Public policy
  • History
  • Business administration
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Sociology
  • Regional and Town Planning
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Environmental Science
  • Social Work

UQ Students are able to participate in Lille's European Summer Program 2 (ESP2 - Session 2). Find more information regarding specific courses on the host university website. 

Credit Equivalent

6 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units upon successful completion of 12 ECTS (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the French Consulate for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the standard UQ Student Eligibility Criteria and the ESP entry requirements.

This program impacts on UQ semester 2 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

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The program fee is approximately $4,900 AUD. More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university page. Discounts may be available for UQ students. 

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.


Accommodation can be provided as part of the program. 

For more detailed information regarding accommodation go to the host university website.

BEL Faculty Credit Assessment

Credit must be confirmed with BEL Faculty to check suitability for your program requirements. You should consult with International Mobility Coordinator prior to submitting an application. The credit precedents information on this site is provided as a guide only. Please see Credit Precedents Disclaimerfor further details.

Lille Course BEL Faculty Assessment

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development

Approved for Level 2 BBusMan Group 3 elective

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 1 May 2020

Program Dates (Session 2 only available to UQ students)

Start: 25 June 2020
End: 24 July 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: Lille, France
Credit: For-credit or not-for-credit
Cohort: Undergraduate & Postgraduate*

*Postgraduates can attend the program as not-for-credit only


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experiences Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.